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Emissions drop puts EU just shy of 2020 goal

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29/10/2014

The European Union's environment agency says the bloc's greenhouse gas emissions dropped by nearly 2 percent last year, putting the EU very close to reaching its emissions target for 2020. That goal is to reduce emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases by 20 percent compared to 1990 levels. The European Environment Agency said Tuesday that emissions already have fallen 19 percent, meaning ...

SolarCity’s New ZS Beam Solar Carport System Makes it Faster, Cheaper, Easier and Safer to Install Solar in Parking Lots

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29/10/2014

SolarCity (Nasdaq: SCTY), the nation’s #1 solar power provider, unveiled ZS Beam, a new product that allows solar panels to be attached to parking lot shading structures faster, more safely and at a lower cost than was previously possible. The newest product in SolarCity’s Zep Solar line should make it possible for more businesses, schools and government organizations to build ...

Over 100 Washington Businesses Call for State Action on Climate Change

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28/10/2014

Over 100 businesses, including Virginia Mason, Microsoft, REI, and Saltchuk today launched an open declaration calling for action on climate change. The Washington Business Climate Declaration highlights the support of state business leaders for action on climate change that would preserve and expand our state’s vibrant economy. The declaration states: “There is a ...

A DIY Safety Guide for Your Workplace Halloween!

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29/10/2014

Only three days left until Halloween which means the ghosts and goblins of Intelex are working extra hard to prepare for the festivities! Pumpkin carving competitions, costume contests, and the first ever Intelex Sprout (children’s) Halloween Costume Parade are a few examples of the spooky activities being schemed. But even the finest of monster mashes must be planned with the utmost ...

Why It Is Important To Monitor Ammonia Slip In A Coal Fired Power Power Plant

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28/10/2014

Monitoring flue gas ammonia slip in a coal fired power plant is performed immediately after the SNCR/SCR and is a very challenging task, but extremely important for process efficiency of the pollution control equipment.  The flue gas is filled with high levels of sulfur dioxide, particulate, hydrochloric acid and many other corrosive and noxious gases making the ammonia measurement a very ...

Sercel Extends Frontiers of Downhole Operations with Launch of GeoWave II

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28/10/2014

Sercel announced today the launch of GeoWave II, an innovative new downhole seismic tool for conducting safe and efficient Vertical Seismic Profile (VSP) and hydraulic fracture monitoring surveys in the most hostile well environments. GeoWave II is the industry’s first digital multi-level array specifically designed for high-temperature, high-pressure wells. It is capable of continuous ...

DOE, Washington Closure complete recycling project at Hanford

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29/10/2014

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently teamed with contractor Washington Closure Hanford to complete a major recycling effort during cleanup of the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State. The work involved removing an electrical substation in the 300 Area, a former industrial complex about a mile north of the city of Richland that was the center of Hanford’s radiological ...

Calgon Carbon Awarded Second Major Contract In 2014 For Drinking Water Treatment In South Korea

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29/10/2014

Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE: CCC) announced that it has been awarded a contract by Samsung C&T Corporation to supply 7.2 million pounds of Filtrasorb® granular activated carbon (GAC) to the Dduk-Do Municipal Drinking Water (Dduk-Do) Plant in Seoul City, South Korea.  The value of the contract was not disclosed. The Dduk-Do Plant provides 198 million gallons of potable water ...

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